M303002Oriental History (Seminars)

Numbering Code G-LET24 7M303 SJ38 Year/Term 2021 ・ Second semester
Number of Credits 2 Course Type Seminar
Target Year Target Student
Language Japanese Day/Period Fri.5
Instructor name YOSHIMOTO MICHIMASA (Graduate School of Letters Professor)
Outline and Purpose of the Course Reading Qian Mu's Xianqin Zhuzi Xinian, and critical examination of related materials and studies
Course Goals Progress of ability to use literature, excavated texts, and archaeological materials in the study of the ancient history of China.
Schedule and Contents This seminar continues from the latter half of the last school year. Formerly, on the Warring States period (453-221BC), scholars could only study the history of the Qin state in the late stage of the period. Regarding the early and middle stages of the period, and the six states except Qin, it was difficult to chronologically understand the historical transition because of confusion of chronology as well as absolute lack of materials. The excavation of Chu bamboo slips after 1990's particularly activated study of history of thoughts, but on the contrary, exposed the insufficiency of the study of literature. This seminar attempts to progress ability to use literatures, excavated texts, and archaeological materials concerning the study of ancient history of China by reading Qian Mu's Xianqin Zhuzi Xinian, and critical examination of concerning materials and studies.

The first to the fifteenth: Reading of Xianqin Zhuzi Xinian

Information regarding feedback will be announced in the classroom.
Evaluation Methods and Policy Rating a student's class performance
Course Requirements None
Study outside of Class (preparation and review) Students must prepare up to five pages every time, regardless of it is their duty to present.
The survey of literatures quoted as well as grammatical interpretation is inevitable.
Textbooks Textbooks/References その他, Teaching materials will be prepared by the teacher
References, etc. Introuced during class